Wednesday January 26th 2011, 9:00 am
Video of the Day: The Rolling Stones
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YouTube Preview ImageThe Rolling Stones- Brown Sugar

Excerpted from the 1970 documentary film Gimme Shelter, which chronicles the last weeks of The Stones’ disastrous 1969 US tour. This clip features “Brown Sugar” playing over scenes of Mick and Keith in hotel rooms and hallways and airports.

Tuesday January 25th 2011, 10:15 am
Snapshot: Gene Clark and the Dillards
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MP3: Dillard and Clark- Don’t Let Me Down (Beatles cover) (buy)

Tuesday January 25th 2011, 9:05 am
Video of the Day: Caitlin Rose
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YouTube Preview ImageCaitlin Rose-Own Side

Nashville, TN-based musician Caitlin Rose with the brand new video for her tune “Own Side”. Rose is set to play two sold out shows in London on February 11th at Barfly and March 7th  at the Borderline, but tickets are still available for her March 10th show at the Windmill in Brixton. Get ’em will the gettin’s good!

Monday January 24th 2011, 10:42 am
Picture Book: Scenic Views
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A scenic-themed photo series. Additional pics after the jump. To view more photo galleries from our Picture Book series, click here.

Monday January 24th 2011, 10:33 am
Snapshot: Miles Davis with John and Yoko
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Monday January 24th 2011, 10:20 am
Video of the Day: Lisa Knapp
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YouTube Preview ImageLisa Knapp- I Wish My Love Was a Cherry

London-based musician Lisa Knapp performing an acoustic version of A.L. Lloyd’s “I Wish My Love Was a Cherry”. She just announced an upcoming gig on Friday, February 25th at Debut in London and is rumored to be releasing the follow up to 2008’s Wild and Undaunted later this year. No more details as of yet.

Friday January 21st 2011, 10:28 am
Movie Lounge: Hippie Masala
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Following on the hippie theme that we seem to have going this week, here’s the 2006 Swiss documentary Hippie Masala, directed by filmmaker Ulrich Grossenbacher and anthropologist Damaris Lüthi, that looks at the “aging flower children who, after fleeing Western civilization, found a new home in India.” In the film’s own words: “In the 1960s and 1970s thousands of hippies journeyed East in the search for enlightenment, free drugs or a ‘pure’ life. Indian peasants assumed that a severe drought in the West was the reason for their migration. India’s holy men saw it, more accurately, as a search for spirituality. Most moved back to their home countries after a few months or years. Some stayed for good.” You can watch the preview below for the 96-minute documentary, and then click on “Watch the entire film for free” link to do just that. Enjoy (and just imagine what would have happened if the Beatles never returned…).

Friday January 21st 2011, 10:17 am
Snapshot: The Beatles, Donovan and Patti Boyd in India
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Friday January 21st 2011, 10:03 am
Video of the Day: The Hippie Temptation
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YouTube Preview ImageShort clip from The Hippie Temptation

“People who can grow beards and make love are supposed to move from innocence to wisdom.”

On August 22, 1967, the CBS TV network aired a news special, “The Hippie Temptation,” hosted by news anchor Harry Reasoner, which focuses on the hippie counterculture in San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district and features interviews with Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead (at their now famous 710 Haight Street apartment), members of  local San Francisco-based support groups, such as the Diggers, and various doctors and psychiatrists who discuss the hazards of acid flashbacks while lofting scientific conclusions about chromosome damage. In addition to scenes of life on the streets of the Haight, we’re also treated to the Dead performing their tune “Dancing In The Street” at a free concert in Golden Gate Park. If you’ve never seen the full-length 50-minute documentary, do track it down, as it explores some of the reasons why young people moved to the Haight to become hippies in the first place, and how many of them turned to drugs, experimenting with LSD.

Thursday January 20th 2011, 10:32 am
Snapshot: Neil Young
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